The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

News for 03-13-06

03-13-06 - Bush plans sustained campaign against Iranian govt The administration of US President George W. Bush plans for a sustained campaign against the ayatollahs of Tehran that could include regime change, a newspaper reported. AIPAC has given the Bush admin their orders, and as with the orders to attack Iraq, this admin will not disappoint.

03-13-06 - China, Russia Reject Iran Nuke Statement Russia and China, allies of Iran, believe council action - such as a challenging statement or economic sanctions - risks angering Tehran further, possibly causing the regime to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and kick out IAEA inspectors....The United States and its allies could opt to bypass the Security Council entirely in confronting Iran. Last week, U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said a coalition of countries supporting tough action might consider targeted sanctions if the council was not firm enough.

03-13-06 - Bush ties Iran to deadly Iraq bombs US President George W. Bush, stepping up a war of words with Iran, accused Tehran of contributing to ever-deadlier roadside bombs used against US-led forces and civilians in Iraq. The BS-o-meter just spontaneously combusted.

03-13-06 - US extends oil sanctions against Iran US President George W Bush has renewed sanctions barring US firms and citizens from oil dealings with Iran, citing an "unusual and extraordinary threat" from Tehran.

03-13-06 - Saddam never planned insurgency: US military study It concluded, as others have, that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, but that he maintained ambiguity on the issue for fear that otherwise Israel might be encouraged to attack Iraq.

03-13-06 - Iran Allocates $15M for Anti-U.S. Budget Iranian lawmakers on Monday approved spending $15 million to investigate alleged American intervention in the country, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

03-13-06 - US vows no permanent bases in Iraq

03-13-06 - UN Security Council to get new report on Hariri murder

03-13-06 - Dispute hits UN rights watchdog

03-13-06 - Lebanese leaders want diplomatic ties with Syria

03-13-06 - Iran nuclear stance irks Russia

03-13-06 - Arab central banks move assets out of dollar Middle Eastern anger over the decision by the US to block a Dubai company from buying five of its ports hit the dollar yesterday as a number of central banks said they were considering switching reserves into euros.

03-13-06 - Hamas case testimony in U.S. continues out of eye of public, press Prosecutors say the measures are needed to protect the Israelis from possible retribution by Hamas terrorists. Mr. Salah's attorneys argue their client has a constitutional right to confront his accusers....What is rare about the Salah case, according to Northwestern University law professor Ron Allen, is Judge St. Eve's decision to block the agents' testimony from the public....Prosecutors will make transcripts of the testimony public -- minus material that the government deems classified under the federal Classified Information Procedures Act.

03-13-06 - Is rising US public debt sustainable? At $8.3 trillion, it breaks the legal limit, fueling a fiscal debate in Congress.

03-13-06 - Bush urges patience amid Iraq 'chaos'

03-13-06 - Former top judge says US risks edging near to dictatorship Sandra Day O'Connor, a Republican-appointed judge who retired last month after 24 years on the supreme court, has said the US is in danger of edging towards dictatorship if the party's rightwingers continue to attack the judiciary.

03-13-06 - US sanctions on Syria politically motivated: minister

03-13-06 - US judge suspends Moussaoui trial Judge Leonie Brinkema is considering whether to rule out the possibility of executing Moussaoui because of "egregious" government misconduct.

03-13-06 - Israeli warplanes overfly Lebanon Beirut has filed repeated complaints to the United Nations -- which has in turn called for Israel to halt violations of Lebanese airspace -- following the May 2000 Israeli troop pullout from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

03-13-06 - Iran builds underground command center Sunday Telegraph reports country?s leaders built complex of rooms, offices designed to serve as bolt hole, headquarters for rulers as military tensions mount; construction of complex part of regime's plan to move more of its operations beneath ground, report says

03-13-06 - Interfaith Group Prays for Peace in Iraq at U.S. Capitol The council recently awarded the controversial, Oscar-nominated movie "Paradise Now," which tells the story of two Palestinian suicide bombers, with its 15th Annual Media Award

03-13-06 - Israel avoids wrangling with Straw Israel will not make an issue over British Foreign Minister Jack Straw's statement last week that after the world deals with Iran's nuclear "threat," it will deal with Israel's.

03-13-06 - Brazil nabs woman wanted for Lebanon bank fraud Brazilian police have arrested a Lebanese woman wanted in a major bank scandal in Lebanon who they say may be linked to the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

03-13-06 - The Shame and the Sorrow Like the Bourbons, famously described by Talleyrand as having learned nothing and forgotten nothing, the neocons have few regrets over the widening debacle in Iraq

03-13-06 - On the Side of the Peacemakers I went to Iraq because I wanted to see what one year of occupation had done to Iraqi society, and I went to the West Bank and Gaza Strip because I wanted to see what three generations of occupation had done to Palestinian society. I found a lot more hopelessness and despair in Palestine. I met people who didn?t have that vision, like Iraqis did, that their situation was going to change in the near future

03-13-06 - Americans enter Holocaust cartoon contest One cartoon shows an Israeli soldier pointing a gun at a Palestinian's head with the words, "What has Ariel Sharon learned from the Holocaust?"

03-13-06 - Rabbis call for Sudan action The program also featured a briefing on the topic by John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, at the offices of the Anti-Defamation League. The neocon hero du jour, John Bolton, doing the bidding of pro-Israel organizations. It's doubtful that these orgs would give a rat's about Darfur if it weren't for the fact that it's Arabs that are doing the crimes therein.


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